Preventing Mouth Ulcers : Mouth Ulcer Guide

Some people have a tendency towards mouth ulcers. If you only develop a mouth ulcer on the odd occasion then it is best to leave this to heal by itself. Most mouth ulcers disappear on their own accord.

You will find that you develop fewer mouth ulcers the older you get.

However, there are a few measures you can put in place to reduce the risk of them re-occurring.

These include:

  • Eating healthily
  • Taking exercise
  • Reducing stress levels
  • Getting enough sleep

If you are prone to persistent mouth ulcers then use a soft bristled toothbrush, avoid over-excessive brushing and rinse out your mouth with an antiseptic mouthwash.

It may be a good idea to avoid spicy, salty or hard types of foods as these can trigger an outbreak of ulcers.

What else can you do?

Follow a good dental hygiene routine which includes brushing and flossing the teeth, using a mouthwash and twice yearly check ups at your dentist.

The thing to remember is that mouth ulcers are usually a minor irritation and will disappear after a week to ten days. Plus the risk of developing mouth ulcers decreases with age.

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